Botswana is a land-locked country located in Southern Africa and bordering on Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Zambia. Formerly the British protectorate of Bechuanaland, Botswana adopted its new name upon independence in 1966. Diamond mining and tourism dominate the economy, one of the most robust on the continent. Botswana is famous for its wildlife, areas like the Chobe National Park, Moremi National Park in the Okavango Delta and the Central Kalahari Game Reserve have a very high concentration of game. The bulk of the Kalahari Desert falls within Botswana’s borders and Botswana is home to most of the world’s San (bushman) population.
** A vaccination certificate is required for entry for travellers over 1 year of age coming from countries with risk of YF
Malaria – Transmission occurs throughout the year and is highest from November through June.Chemoprophylaxis is recommended for certain areas.
Traveler’s Diarrhea – High risk exists throughout the country, including in deluxe accommodations. Food and beverage precautions are essential to reduce the likelihood of illness
A Gastro Kit can be purchased from Travel Vaccination Health care, which includes prescription and non-prescription medications for presumptive self-treatment if diarrhea occurs.
*This information is to be used as a guide only. Medical advice is recommended to individuals depending on their medical history, previous vaccination history and the itinerary